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Valerio Barbieri (the RISECCOLI agronomist) and Simone Franconi (our cellar master) inspecting the vineyards

Our Approach

 

At RISECCOLI, we take a very personal and artisanal approach to winemaking and have always enjoyed sharing our passion with those who take an interest in our wines.

Sangiovese provides the backbone to our Chianti Classico and also to our range of Tuscan red Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) wines. We also use non-indigenous varieties in specific circumstances, always allowing each vintage to reveal the full potential of the unique RISECCOLI terroir.

The French influence in our family (with the origins of the Faure family being in Bordeaux) allows us to use French grape varieties with confidence. This results in the wonderful blends of our IGT cuvées, for the sheer enjoyment of many aficionados around the world.

We seek to make wines that are approachable for early drinking. Yet, our Chianti Classico and IGT cuvées can also be cellared for enjoyment over the years to come.

All of our wines aim to show intensity of fruit as well as precision, balance, elegance and finesse. We specifically limit the proportion of wine that comes into direct contact with the oak in our cellars in order to enhance the purity and fruit structure.

Practicing viticulture in the most eco-friendly manner, our procedures are inspired from principles of viticulture raisonnée and show the utmost respect to the soil, the vines and the beautiful Tuscan countryside around us.

We believe that our winemaking approach through integrity and innovation is setting standards for wineries which share our values.